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On Your Mark, Get Set: Race for Our Kids to Support The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai
Baltimore, MD – Runners and walkers will put their best feet forward for the 2016 Race for Our Kids event on Sunday, September 18, at 8 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. in Northwest Baltimore to benefit programs and services at The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai. This will be the 12th year of the race.
There is something for everyone – from elite runners to beginners. The routes for both the 5K, which is 3.1 miles, and the 10K, which is 6.2 miles, will wind through the scenic, tranquil community of Mount Washington.
The1 Mile Family Fun Walk will travel through the Levindale and Sinai Hospital campuses and is ideal for families with young children.
All participants receive a long-sleeve shirt, a goody bag, and bib number with timing chip (for 5K and 10K participants). Everyone is invited to the post-race party at the finish line sponsored by The Classic Catering People. There will also be an awards ceremony after the race, and top finishers of the 10K, who meet the specified qualifications, will be eligible to divide cash prizes.
Runners and walkers are encouraged to create their own teams, made up of participants and those who just want to donate to a worthy cause. Over the past 11 years, the race has raised more than $1,000,000.
The Samuelson Children's Hospital admits more than 2,400 children and young adults every year. It offers a full range of pediatric specialty services for patients from birth to 18 years of age and older. The hospital also supports area pediatricians with the most comprehensive care of any community hospital in Maryland.
Proceeds from Race for Our Kids provide funding for programs and services at The Samuelson Children’s Hospital, which includes patient-assistance programs to help families with transportation to and from treatments; medical bills not covered by insurance and prescriptions; and toys for the playroom, arts and crafts for young patients, and video games and movies for inpatient rooms. In addition, ongoing research and clinical trials are funded by the generosity of community and corporate foundations.
Race registration will be held in the Pimlico parking lot (at the corner of Northern Parkway and Preakness Way), and all participants will celebrate their finish at the post-race party at Sinai Hospital. To register online and for more information, visit www.raceforourkids.org.
Sinai Hospital is part of LifeBridge Health, one of the largest, most comprehensive health care systems in Maryland. LifeBridge Health also includes Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and related subsidiaries and affiliates.